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Astronautical Engineering

Materials and Processes

for Spacecraft and High Reliability Applications

Authors: Dunn, Barrie D.

  • Presents the sciences of materials and manufacturing technology and demonstrates how they can be applied as an integral part of product assurance schemes for spacecraft and other high reliability applications
  • Helps engineers in a wide range of fields select the ideal material or manufacturing process for particular application
  • Includes many case studies and failure investigations
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About this book

The objective of this book is to assist scientists and engineers select the ideal material or manufacturing process for particular applications; these could cover a wide range of fields, from light-weight structures to electronic hardware. The book will help in problem solving as it also presents more than 100 case studies and failure investigations from the space sector that can, by analogy, be applied to other industries. Difficult-to-find material data is included for reference. The sciences of metallic (primarily) and organic materials presented throughout the book demonstrate how they can be applied as an integral part of spacecraft product assurance schemes, which involve quality, material and processes evaluations, and the selection of mechanical and component parts.

In this successor edition, which has been revised and updated, engineering problems associated with critical spacecraft hardware and the space environment are highlighted by over 500 illustrations including micrographs and fractographs. Space hardware captured by astronauts and returned to Earth from long durations in space are examined. Information detailed in the Handbook is applicable to general terrestrial applications including consumer electronics as well as high reliability systems associated with aeronautics, medical equipment and ground transportation. This Handbook is also directed to those involved in maximizing the relia

bility of new materials and processes for space technology and space engineering. It will be invaluable to engineers concerned with the construction of advanced structures or mechanical and electronic sub-systems.

Reviews

“The book provides a comprehensive reference source for materials, mechanical and electrical engineers working in the area of spacecraft engineering. … A valuable update to an already useful reference.” (Adam Baker, Materials World, February, 2017)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dunn, Barrie D.

    Pages 1-5

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  • Requirements for Spacecraft Materials

    Dunn, Barrie D.

    Pages 7-53

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  • The Integration of ‘Materials’ into Product Assurance Schemes

    Dunn, Barrie D.

    Pages 55-114

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  • Spacecraft Manufacturing—Failure Prevention and the Application of Material Analysis and Metallography

    Dunn, Barrie D.

    Pages 115-245

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  • Metallography Applied to Spacecraft Test Failures

    Dunn, Barrie D.

    Pages 247-328

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Buy this book

eBook 142,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23362-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23361-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Materials and Processes
Book Subtitle
for Spacecraft and High Reliability Applications
Authors
Series Title
Astronautical Engineering
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23362-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23362-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23361-1
Series ISSN
2365-9599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 667
Number of Illustrations and Tables
195 b/w illustrations, 295 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published with the title: “Metallurgical Assessment of Spacecraft Parts" by Wiley-Praxis, New York, 1997
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